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Reception for the Victorian Society in America’s Summer Schools

The Victorian Society in America

New England Chapter and The Alumni Association of the VSA Summer Schools

WHO: Prospective students including those from nearby academic institutions and VSA Summer School alumni are invited to a reception with illustrated talks and information on the 2016 VSA Newport, Chicago and London Summer Schools. Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public. Please register for the reception by contacting:

CONTACT: Edward Gordon: edwardwgordon@aol.com or 617-872-9001

ADMISSION: Free to all. A donation to the VSA Summer Schools Scholarship Fund is suggested.

WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 2015         TIME: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

WHERE: Trustees Reading Room, Fisher College, 118 Beacon Street, Boston (Nearest MBTA stop: Arlington Street on the Green Line.)

ABOUT: Each summer, the Victorian Society in America sponsors Summer School programs in Newport, RI, Chicago, IL, and London, England. We invite you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of our internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. The Summer Schools are academically rigorous and physically demanding. A typical day includes lectures and tours by leading scholars, considerable walking, periods of standing, and engaging social experiences. These intensive programs are action packed, with little free time. These programs provide in depth study of the multifaceted architecture and culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

PROGRAM DATES: Newport June 3-11; Chicago June 16-21; London July 2-17

TUITION: The 9-day Newport Summer School costs $2,500; the 16-day London Summer School costs $4,500 and the 6-day Chicago Summer School costs $1,850 Tuition includes expert instruction, shared accommodation, some meals, tours, receptions, entrance fees, and bus transportation while on tour, but does not cover transportation to/from the school. Competitive scholarships for qualified applicants may be available from the VSA for the London and Newport Schools.

Further information can be found at www.victoriansociety.org

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Harvard Art Museums’ Art Study Center Open Hours every Monday!


Visitors in the Harvard Art Museums’ Art Study Center. Photography by Nic Lehoux

The Harvard Art Museums’ Art Study Center is always available for appointments to closely examine works in the collection that are not on view. But did you know that they also have special hours every Monday where you can drop by without an appointment? Through December 21, the Art Study Center will hold special open hours on Mondays, from 1 to 4pm. During open hours, visitors may request works from the collections not currently on view. Works related to exhibitions, programs, and curatorial and conservation research may also be featured. Stop by to look at some art up close or to check out another room in the new building!

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary for viewing works during open hours. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Event at Harvard Art Museums: The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter

Nicholas Mirzoeff, one of the founders of the visual culture discipline, is presenting parts of his new project, The Visual Commons: #BlackLivesMatter, at the Harvard Art Museums on Thursday, November 12th, 6:00-730.

In this public lecture, Nicholas Mirzoeff, professor of media, culture, and communication at New York University, will provide a genealogy of the visual commons, which he defines as “where we practice freedom, see each other, invent each other, and create a common space between us that cannot be owned.” He will discuss the origins of “abolition democracy” in Haiti, Reconstruction-era South Carolina, the 1968 Resurrection City encampment in Washington, D.C., and most recently, in the #BlackLivesMatter movement—which has extended, adapted, and above all, made visible this way of seeing. He will show how #BlackLivesMatter strategies like Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, die-ins, and the disruption of mass transport have made us look, and keep looking, at that space where the police say, “Move on, nothing to see here.”

This event will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level.

Free admission. Tickets for the lecture will be distributed after 5pm, on the Lower Level, on a first-come, first-served basis, and are limited to two per person. The lecture hall doors open at 5:30pm.

The museums will stay open until 10pm on November 12 to allow for time in the galleries before and after the lecture.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, in Cambridge.

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